Great Bars 2011: American Ice Company
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American Ice Co.
Address: 917 V St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-758-3562
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 PM to 2 AM; Friday, 5 PM to 3 AM; Saturday, 1 PM to 3 AM; Sunday, 1 PM to 2 AM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Shaw-Howard University
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
5 to 7.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

This effortlessly cool beer-and-barbecue joint gets our vote for best new bar. Before opening the thick metal door, you walk through a walled-in outdoor patio with large communal tables. Inside the space—a former industrial warehouse—are brick walls, concrete floors, and flickering candles on wooden tables. Metal barstools look as if they belong in a woodworker’s shop. Craft beers such as Goose Island 312 and Smuttynose Brown are served in Mason jars. There’s also a handful of wines by the glass and a full bar. And, as at any good barbecue spot, the food comes on paper plates.

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